A Florida police station in the middle of the night. Two parents searching for answers. Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) returns to the Broadway stage alongside Steven Pasquale ("Junk") in this unflinching new drama.
Marking the Broadway debut of playwright Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon ("A Raisin in the Sun," "Fences"), "American Son" offers a look at who we are as a nation, and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss, and identity.
See it if You are aware of the social and political issues related to race in the United states and want to see a story that is powerful and important
Don't see it if You dont like plays or shows without a break.
See it if you want to see a great performance from Kerry Washington in a tense play on race, justice, and family.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a play this tense. The writing is at times predictable - the audience can guess where things are headed early on
See it if Ripped from the headlines drama about the confluence of race, class & policing interests you. The mundane becomes tragic with one slip.
Don't see it if Predictable results & volatile reactions occur because the script says so. The acting feels creaky. The play creates heat, but no light.
See it if You want to see a searing drama full of unpredictable twists and turns with a heart stopping conclusion.
Don't see it if You want to see an uplifting show.
See it if You are interested in a play about a couple dealing with racially charged incidents with their teenage son.
Don't see it if You want a play were dialogue and plot reveals are realistic. Everything feels false and pushing towards an "Ohhhh" ending.
See it if You want to explore race and gender roles in America. You are fans of these stars.
Don't see it if You want a wrapped up story. You have any past trauma with police.
See it if you want to see an intense drama that addresses relevant issues.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy serious plays or plays with racial themes.
See it if You are interested in relevant plays about relationships, family, race and politics. The show is moving
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the aforementioned
See it if You're interested in plays regarding racial politics and cop relations in current-day America. If you want good acting and a solid script.
Don't see it if Plays aren't your thing; repetitive yelling about repetitive subjects is annoying; if you want something happy; if you don't support BLM etc
See it if you like thought provoking plays that effectively presents issues on both sides of the story. Great acting, Washington was heartbreaking.
Don't see it if plays about racism and social injustice makes you uneasy.
See it if you're into the Black Lives Matter & Modern Civil Rights "movement". I'm not but appreciated that it attempted to equally show both sides.
Don't see it if It's a show that is designed to push a political agenda - nothing less & nothing more. Worth seeing (its done well) but also worth skipping.
See it if You enjoys plays, particularly those that discuss current issues performed by a small cast. You want to hear discussion of racism in America
Don't see it if Plays on racism bother you - you would rather not see screaming and crying - you are looking for more light-hearted entertainment.
See it if you are interested in understanding why Black lives matter and what white privilege is. Also, Kerry Washington is amazing!
Don't see it if you don't think Black Lives Matter.
See it if You like a play which engages you emotionally and in current political issues.
Don't see it if You want a light entertainment and/or an escape from serious concerns.
See it if Must see drama if there ever was one. Beautifully done. Sadly, speaks of our current society. It’s scheduled to close it’s limited run 1/27
Don't see it if Unless you can’t handle dramas, you have to see it.
See it if you want to see a play that believes it's making a grand statement when in fact, it's mostly on the nose dialogue.
Don't see it if you want to see a fresh or new take on the subject matter.
See it if you want to see a contemporary play that addresses issues of race, gender and class in bold and honest ways.
Don't see it if you want theatre that allows you to escape from the world rather than plays that hold up a mirror to the world.
See it if you are interested in hearing various sides of the debate about the tragedy of young black men being in danger all the time.
Don't see it if this very upsetting issue is not one you want to hear about for an hour and a half. The story brings in a lot of racial problems.
See it if you are interested in stories about the real world today.
Don't see it if you are satisfied the way African American people are treated by the police
See it if You want to a simple show that has such great twists and turns and keeps you on the edge of your seat
Don't see it if YOu don't like talky dramas